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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Did You Know? Sustainability Issues Among Top 10 Concerns

A recent survey of academic, business, and government leaders found that they believe sustainability issues are among the top ten issues facing the world today. A recent survey of academic, business, and government leaders found that they believe sustainability issues are among the top ten issues facing the world today. The report – entitled the Global … Continue reading Did You Know? Sustainability Issues Among Top 10 Concerns

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Regulatory Information

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Below we have provided links to relevant regulations pertaining to commercial properties. Great Forest is here to help clients remain in compliance with regulations applicable to their facilities; please contact us with specific questions or concerns. NYC Benchmarking Law (Local Law 84) Resource Guide and Helpline Great Forest overview of existing and emerging legislation affecting businesses, Updated … Continue reading Regulatory Information

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2 Case Studies – Effective waste and recycling management can lower waste costs by as much as 50%

It is one of the industry’s best-kept secrets – effective waste and recycling management can dramatically lower waste costs by as much as 50%. David Troust, Great Forest’s director of sustainability for the Mid-Atlantic region, recently pulled together two case studies to illustrate this point. He presented the data to over 100 industry and local … Continue reading 2 Case Studies – Effective waste and recycling management can lower waste costs by as much as 50%

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NYC Gas Conversions Proceed Despite Hurricane Sandy Disruptions

Great Forest has learned that despite recovery from historic service disruptions, efforts to switch customers to cleaner heat continue with three fast-approaching deadlines to file initial applications with Con Edison under NYC’s Clean Heat program. The NYC Clean Heat Program is a free outreach effort from the Mayor’s Office to help your building comply with … Continue reading NYC Gas Conversions Proceed Despite Hurricane Sandy Disruptions

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Turning Waste Oil Into Liquid Gold

Across the country, municipalities are increasingly mandating the proper disposal of used cooking oil to prevent clogs and millions of dollars worth of damage to water and sewer systems. Waste oil can solidify and cling to pipes, limit water movement, cause unsanitary backups and damage expensive equipment. In some cities, the law requires businesses to recycle used … Continue reading Turning Waste Oil Into Liquid Gold

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